- Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:35 pm
"North" South Padre or "South" South Padre? South Padre Island, the world's longest barrier island(until cut in two by the Port Mansfield Channel), is 113 miles long, with East Corpus Christi at the North end, and South Padre Island(city), at the South end, across from Port Isabel. Many tourists have travelled to the wrong end. People used to get off the airplane in Corpus, looking for Schlitterbahn, which was in South Padre Island. Then, to confuse matters more, they built a Schlitterbahn in Corpus! Don't worry, both ends have great kayak fishing.
I have friend from Corpus and one of her friends long ago tried to copyright the name "Upper South Padre", which would have been a helpful name and description for Corpus Christi's end, but he was refused the copyright. He probably didn't grease the right palms. Have fun! IslandJim